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Our Mass Online & Coming to our Churches for Private Prayer

LOCKDOWN 2: National Restrictions in England since 5 November 2020:

In accord with UK Government rules for England, all public celebration of Mass in our churches/ all public liturgies in church are now suspended.

Consequently, from Thursday 5 November, we will endeavour to resume, like in the last lockdown, a modest live-streaming of the celebration of Mass each weekday at 12 noon (including Saturday) and at 9.00am and 10.30am on Sunday – simply as a pastoral and spiritual connection for people in the face of the current crisis until the public celebration of Mass is restored again. Mass intentions will still apply to these Masses.

To join us for Mass online simply ‘like’ and ‘follow’ our ‘Catholics in South Blackpool’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicsinSouthBlackpool/

Meanwhile, our two churches are open simply for private prayer before the Exposed Blessed Sacrament (see times below).

In accord with the law and with our usual safety measures remaining firmly in place (mandatory face coverings, social distancing, church cleaning etc), our two churches will be open for private prayer as follows:


St John Vianney’s:  9.00am-10.00am


St John Vianney’s: 9.00am-10.00am

St Cuthbert’s: 10.30am-11.30am


St John Vianney’s: 9.00am-10.00am


St John Vianney’s: 9.00am-10.00am

St Cuthbert’s: 10.30am-11.30am


St John Vianney’s: 9.00am-10.00am


St Cuthbert’s: 10.30am-11.30am


St Cuthbert’s: 10.00am-11.00am

St John Vianney’s 11.30am-12.30pm

A priest will be available for Confession during these times.

N.B: Our Safety Measures: Please be mindful when coming to either St Cuthbert’s church or St John Vianney’s church for private prayer that we do so adhering to the following measures :

  1. Please do not to come to church if you feel unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 or if you live with a Covid-19 sufferer.
  2. Wear your own (mandatory) face covering in church – remembering, however, that some people may have medical exemptions.
  3. Once you have sanitised your hands, leave your name and number on the Track & Trace List or use the Test & Trace app on your mobile phone with the QR code on display coming into church.
  4. Be vigilant to keep physical distance from others as you come into church and at all times in the building. Spread out in church!
  5. Do not to wander round church greeting people and do not to go into the sacristy.
  6. Leave church using the one-way system.
  7. Do not congregate at entrances, exits, porches and car parks (no gathering at all on church premises).